Fully Funded PhD Scholarship for Nigerian Scholars, 2017

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Applications are invited for fully funded PhD Scholarship for Nigerian scholars in a project named “The Benin Bronzes: Globalizing the colonial looting of art”. The scholarship is awarded to work both in Nigeria and with our research team in Hamburg/Germany on a research project covering the looting, collecting and exhibition of the well-known bronze sculptures from Benin.

This scholarship aims to assist high achieving and highly motivated international research scholars at Hamburg University.

The University of Hamburg is a comprehensive university in Hamburg, Germany. It was founded on 28 March 1919, having grown out of the previous General lecture system and the Colonial Institute of Hamburg as well as the Academic Gymnasium.

Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue PhD programme.

Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded for a project named “The Benin Bronzes. Globalizing the colonial looting of art”.

Scholarship Award: This is a fully funded scholarship.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Nigeria and Germany

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • University is looking particularly for a historian who is willing to undertake research for a Ph.D. in history, working on the occupation of Benin City by British forces in 1897 and the looting of the city as well as the ways in which the artifacts were distributed amongst the colonial forces and removed from the colony and brought to Europe.

Nationality: Nigerian scholars are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.

English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

How to Apply: An application including a CV, a provisional proposal (5 pages max) with preliminary ideas about the individual research project, a sample of prior writing and two letters of reference (including the names and addresses -incl. email- of the referees), and a short statement explaining the motivation for this particular research project should be sent to the office of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Zimmerer: marianne.weis-elsner-at-uni-hamburg.de.

Application Deadline: Scholarship is open until filled.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. The works that were looted during the 1887 punitive expedition in Bini kingdom was over 2,000,it changed,combed,and robbed the Bini kingdom of a cultural legacy and expression that cannot be put back into time,it’s an area that i would have love to carry out more research into as a lecturer in art history.

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